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Rudd not keen on Canberra

By johnboy - 19 February 2007 26

The Daily Telegraph has a story over the weekend on Kevin Rudd’s keenness to keep living in Brisbane’s Norman Park even if elected Prime Minister at the end of the year.

At least Kirribilli was already an official residence! John and Janette wouldn’t move because of the kids, Kevin won’t shift because it might upset his cat and dog???

(I reckon the dog would love the grounds at The Lodge myself)

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Rudd not keen on Canberra
Maelinar 1:08 pm 19 Feb 07

mbleh – the only people who care about the PM living in Canberra, is Canberrans. The majority of Australia doesn’t really care.

If he serves to drive up house prices though, bring out the welcome mat.

Thumper 12:41 pm 19 Feb 07

Indeed, he neither confirmed nor denied that he would movew to the lodge.

Which in my opinion usually means no, he won’t.

But as I said, does it really matter in the long run? Sure, it would be nice, but there are a few more important issues to address.

bonfire 12:35 pm 19 Feb 07

rudd is a smmoth operator.

he’ss drip honey in your ear for a vote.

he has more verbal twists and turns than any other pollie bar beattie.

if he shook my hand id count my fingers afterwards.

Thumper 12:27 pm 19 Feb 07

And from Rudd’s own mouth on one of the news programs…

I guess that means it must be true to some degree.

johnboy 12:24 pm 19 Feb 07

and reported on the ABC knobnut.

pierce 12:15 pm 19 Feb 07

Well gosh, if it was in the Daily Telegraph it must be true.


terubo 11:25 am 19 Feb 07

This of course assumes Ruddy wins.

Has anyone asked Costello where he’d want to reside, in the event that the man of steel hands over the reins?

jube 11:01 am 19 Feb 07

So the dog and cat are more important to a potential leader of our nation than the people’s wishes – I’m sure anyone in private industry offered the pay and extra perks the PM’s job brings would compromise on a move to Canberra to gain the other. Let him live in BrisVegas (capital of the state that they say the election will be won or lost in, I note…), but reduce the cost of maintaining/yearly rent for The Lodge out of his pay, plus any associated extra travel from Banana Country to Canberra.

Ralph 10:44 am 19 Feb 07

Don’t forget he has young kids as well Thumper, best to keep them in their school (the true believers will also say).

Absent Diane 10:24 am 19 Feb 07

why not rent the lodge out… I heard a rumour once that tex perkins was actually living there.. but i suspected that was bullsht.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with 10:18 am 19 Feb 07

Why don’t we sell the Lodge to developers for a crapload of $$, and use that to invest in high performing Asutralian shares. Then we can use the returns each year to pay for (part of) the costs of having a PM that commutes. If the PM wants to live in Canberra, the $$ can be used to rent somewhere nice.

Just an idea – I didn’t say it was a good one.

Thumper 10:08 am 19 Feb 07

And the dog beaten to death by one of those massive roos that live there…

terubo 9:56 am 19 Feb 07

Reading a similar story in today’s CT, I had the impression Rudd is leaving the door open on this.

However, whether it’s the door to the Lodge, Kirribilli or the Norman Park mansion, remains to be seen…

And he’s right to worry about the cat & dog; the dog would be OK, but I can foresee a flat cat on Adelaide Avenue in due course.

Absent Diane 9:16 am 19 Feb 07

Rudd is scum. He voted against stem cell research. Stay out of our city I say.

Thumper 9:04 am 19 Feb 07

At least this gets rid of the ridiculous, ‘I won’t vote for Howard because he won’t live at the lodge’ issue…

Although you can see the true believers coming up with statements like, ‘Well, Howard did not live there so why should Rudd?’

Frankly it’s not an issue to me. It would be nice if our PM lived here, but if not, then so be it.

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